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Train station’s donation to Luton Foodbank is just the ticket!

A caring passenger host at Luton Train Station held a fundraising drive to support the Foodbank’s fight to feed vulnerable families.

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The 'Last of the Summer Ukuleles'. Jacky is pictured in the middle wearing the pink trilby and starry top.

Ukulele players don fancy hats for Brain Tumour Research - and they need Luton’s support!

Bedfordshire musicians are donning fancy hats and strumming ukuleles to help scientists find a cure for brain tumours, and would love Lutonians to support them.

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Luke, Orla and nurse Faye.

Luton’s Keech Hospice Care ‘overwhelmed’ by kindness of boy who up gave up Christmas presents

A boy who asked Santa not to bring him any presents for Christmas and to instead give the money to a good cause has raised thousands of pounds for a Luton-based charity.

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Neighbours find it’s good to talk on issues

Neighbours find it’s good to talk on issues

Real People, Honest Talk (RPHT) has provided a safe space for people from different backgrounds of all kinds to discuss difficult local issues with each other.

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Dom Woollard when he lost 5 per cent. Photo by MAN v FAT

MAN V FAT Football is back in Luton

MAN V FAT Football is encouraging men who love football and want to lose weight to sign up to the fourth season of the competition.

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Moggie Bella’s escapade is hard to swallow

Moggie Bella’s escapade is hard to swallow

A Luton vets surgery had a bit if a surprise when it x-rayed a pet moggie.

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NHS Trust has ‘made improvements’ after deaths in Bedfordshire

NHS Trust has ‘made improvements’ after deaths in Bedfordshire

A report by the Care Quality Commission has judged that the main provider of mental health services in Bedfordshire is improving after four unexpected deaths.

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Share why you love the NHS

Share why you love the NHS

Two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are inviting local people to share their stories about why they love the NHS.

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Denise Coates

Breast cancer survivor visited a Luton school to raise awareness of early diagnosis of cancer

A breast cancer survivor from Houghton Regis visited Challney High School for Girls to raise awareness of the early diagnosis of cancer.

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Marsh Farm makeover aims to impress

Marsh Farm makeover aims to impress

Tenants of two of Luton’s high-rise blocks have had their first glimpse of the energy efficient technology which will transform their homes as part of a multi-million pound regeneration project.

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Sarah, Lorraine, Lynne and Janice

Hearts were racing for Houghton Regis spin-a-thon to remember Jake

A Houghton Regis mum who lost her son after he suffered a cardiac arrest held a special spin-a-thon in honour of what would have been his 21st birthday.

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Expert training is provided for the Firewalk

Dare to walk across hot coals for Luton’s Keech Hospice Care?

A dedicated Luton nurse is taking on the challenge of walking over fiery coals to raise money for the seriously ill adults and children her charity cares for.

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NICU nurse demonstrating headphones

Luton and Dunstable Hospital introduce new technology in neonatal unit

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital has rolled out the use of noise cancelling headphones in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as part of its plan to become a fully accredited Bliss Baby Charter Unit.

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Plans for bringing order into Luton town centre

Begging in Luton’s streets could soon be a thing of the past.

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Magdalena

Mum loses three limbs and kidney after L&D fails to spot sepsis

A mother of two who lost three limbs and a kidney due to botched care at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital has spoken for the first time about her hellish ordeal.

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NSPCC award: Salma Fazil (Deputy Manager, Flying Start), Alison Braniff  (Trainer and Health Visitor, Luton Children's Community Health Services), and Debbie Brown (Deputy Manager, Early Help) with their NSPCC Elephant Awards.

Luton training team win NSPCC Elephant award for dedication to child welfare

A specialist Luton training team has been recognised by the NSPCC for pioneering a programme to help protect children from neglect.

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Jeremy Corbyn at MK Hospital

Jeremy Corbyn vows to end hospital car parking charges and pause overhaul of healthcare services

Jeremy Corbyn met patients, staff and boss at MK Hospital on Thursday, before making his pledge to scrap parking charges at hospitals across the UK.

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Stephen Conroy, chief exective of Bedford Hospital NHS Trust. PNL-140729-145337001

Bedford Hospital boss set to step down

Bedford Hospital’s chief executive is set to step down from his role when the trust merges with Luton Hospital in April.

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Alison Hadley. The TPKE provide  knowledge and advice on all aspects of teen pregnancy.

Luton academic publishes new book about teen pregnancy

A staff member at Luton’s University of Bedfordshire has written a new book offering an insight into how teen pregnancy rates can be reduced.

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Sam at her first sleep study in 2013.

Help Luton girl fight rare sleeping disorder which causes frightening hallucinations

A strong-willed Luton family are on a mission to help their daughter travel to London for hospital tests, as she is plagued by a rare condition that causes hallucinations - and can make her fall asleep at any moment.

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